From local reports
The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series of Washington State Community College will present the 10th and final program of its 12th season, the annual Mother's Day Concert featuring renowned pianist, Richard Glazier, in "An Afternoon of Gershwin," at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Graham Auditorium.
An award-winning pianist who lives in California, Glazier is one of today's foremost interpreters of the American Popular Songbook and a leading exponent of the music of George and Ira Gershwin.
From their days in Tin Pan Alley and Broadway, to Carnegie Hall and their final years in Hollywood, George and Ira Gershwin were popular music royalty. Playing rare arrangements of the great Gershwin songs and the complete solo piano version of "Rhapsody in Blue," Glazier brings his audiences entertainment of the highest order.
Glazier is also a master storyteller whose charming, insightful narration is the perfect accompaniment to his brilliant piano performances.
"We would be hard-pressed to find another performer who understands the soul and music of George and Ira Gershwin like Dr. Glazier does. Michael Feinstein was quoted as saying, 'Richard Glazier has Gershwin in his soul,'" said Evergreen Series chair Tanya Wilder. "This concert will be a very memorable event and a fitting close to a successful 12th year for the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series."
In 2010, Glazier was featured on PBS stations around the country with his television program "From Gershwin to Garland - A Musical Journey with Richard Glazier." He has won several major international piano competitions, including the Pro Musicis International Award and National Federation of Music Clubs Grand Prize, and has made formal classical debuts in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Rome.
The concert is free and open to the public. After the concert, attending families and friends are welcome to enjoy free tea and cookies in recognition of Mother's Day.
Glenwood Retirement Community sponsored the Mother's Day Concert, making the event possible through their contribution to the Evergreen Series.
The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series is funded in part by ARTSBRIDGE United Arts Fund, the Marietta Community Foundation and the Marietta/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, The Ohio Arts Council helps to fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
To learn more about the of programs for the series' 12th season by visiting www.wscc.edu/evergreenah or by contact Tanya Wilder at Washington State at 374-8716, ext. 2107.